Today I returned to the place of the tiny flying toothy creatures, the redfin pickerel, to do battle once more. I had assumed after the crazy behavior of these fish on the first trip here that they would be easy to find. Wrong! I had to pick through almost every other species of fish in the stream before I found one. That included another new species from the same family, the grass pickerel! The list of species I have caught on flies grows by the day.
|I honestly did not expect these, but I caught quite a few!|
|The colors on these sunfish are remarkable!|
|My darling, you are so beautiful! Oh how I love pure native species.|
For some brook trout I went to another location. Although this stream is in a very depressing location, situated next to a highway and in an area smelling rather unpleasant, it is clean and the residents are healthy.
Fishing small streams for any species is just plain fun. If you don't enjoy catching small colorful fish of many varieties out of some of the prettiest water around, that's fine. More fun for me!